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.wusa9.com and on 9 news. this has been a 9 news fiscal cliff note. >>> sources tell the associated press president obama will ask the congress for $50 billion in the aftermath of superstorm sandy. now the late october storm was one of the worst to ever hit the northeast section of the country and out in crisfield, maryland, along the eastern shore there's plenty of debris out there. homeowners are still working to repair damage and waiting for any form of federal aid they can get. >>> one maryland community wants to take major action against a plant. residents in mount rainier say their neighborhood is so plagued by bamboo they want it banned altogether. scott broom with the pictures. >> reporter: bamboo, an asian import, invasive species that's become a plague in mount rainier, maryland. it's the most bamboo infested city in the state. you had a term for it. >> the devil's weed. >> reporter: and well known dramatic actor bus howard is under siege and at wit's end. >> we had a garden and all of that and now there's nothing. can you see this root action? see how gnarly that looks. this
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down last month, but will it prevent the country from falling off the fiscal cliff? new reports say president obama and john boehner are going mono mono with negotiations. ayman jabbers will join us with a live report. a tea party king maker and now jim demint says he can advances conservative causes effectively outside the senate while he makes a bunch of money at a think tank. brand old party problems with michael steele. and, frack baby frack? maybe. we'll get into the great energy debate with chris hayes when he joins me, joy reid, joan walsh and ben smith, all of that when "now" starts in a mere 180 seconds. stop! stop! stop! come back here! humans -- we are beautifully imperfect creatures living in an imperfect world. that's why liberty mutual insurance has your back with great ideas like our optional better car replacement. if your car is totaled, we give you the money to buy one a model year newer. call... and ask one of our insurance experts about it today. hello?! we believe our customers do their best out there in the world, and we do everything we can to be there for the
. >> is the white house willing to go right over the fiscal cliff. new tough words from the administration just ahead. >> also coming up shg the duchess of cambridge out of the hospital. shows a smiling and
than three weeks going over the fiscal cliff. new developments. tonight on "special report," president obama speaks out following a sunday face-to-face meeting with house speaker john boehner. today, the president took his pitch to michigan. we look at the prospect of negotiating settlement with karl rove and joe trippi. they are back. they have numbers but no electoral maps. suppose both sides get a deal done in the next few days. what would the timeline look like for beating the end of the year deadline. we get out the crystal ball and calendars. brit hume has analysis on how a deal could get done. new video shows use of chemical weapons by the government. and california is going all in on solar power but a lot of californians say solar is taxpayer and consumer ripoff. "special report" starts at 6:00 eastern now. back to new york and my colleagues with "the five." ♪ ♪ >> dana: all right. several new developments to report on the royal phone prank in the u.k. radio station has taken the two d.j.s off the air who called the hospital where princess kate was being treated. they duped
avoiding the fiscal cliff. new polling suggests support for president obama's position in the standoff with congressional republicans. >> the new associated press poll finds 48% of americans want tax cuts for wealthy to expire. and it says more people want to cut government services than raise taxes to reduce the federal deficit. >> now, if the nation goes over the cliff at the end of the year, it's going to affect everyone, including the unemployed, as abc's jonathan karl reports. >> reporter: melinda vega has been put on notice. if congress and the president don't get their act together, her unemployment checks will stop immediately at the end of the year. >> we're dependent on that money to pay our bills. >> reporter: she's been without a job for a year. her $450 a week unemployment check her life line. >> we won't be able to pay some of our bills and, i mean, you know, that's for christmas and things of that nature, probably off the table. >> reporter: she is not alone. without a deal, unemployment compensation will end for more than 2 million people out of work more than 26 weeks.
efforts to resolve the fiscal cliff. they emphasize the lines of communication remain open. >> gregg: new fallout for the australian radio station behind that royal prank a call. they tricked a nurse into thinking they were the queen and king of england. now the radio station is ordering a review of the station's policies. a lot more in the next hour. >>> venezuelan president hugo chavez announced that his cancer has returned. he is traveling back to cuba and he is announcing that vice president should take his place as successor. arthel nevil is following this. >> reporter: those treatments include what president chavez called a new surgical intervention, speaking to a national audience from the national palace he gave details about tests that indicated some malignant cells returned to the same areas where previous tumors had been removed. in his first reference to any possibility that if his health were to further deteriorate, he says his successor, the vice president would take over for him until his new presidential term begins in january. if chavez cannot attend his inauguration the
new fiscal cliff developments, the folks at fedex will be hustling and bustling on their busiest day of the year. the shipping giant expects to make 19 million deliveries. that's thanks to this year's double digit growth in online shopping. there's also going to be a lot more packages to ship as shoppers pick up green monday deals. >>> all right. if you are flying home for the holidays, you had better book soon because one consumer group warns airfare goes up $10 a day after the second week of december and after the 19th forget about it. you want to save big, then fly on christmas or new year's day because those days are the cheapest. >>> investors serious about getting a piece of the hostess pie must submit ofrs today. >>> today u.s. and nikkei regulators will make a proposal for the too big to fail idea. >>> they're selling to chinese investors. >>> our sister network nbc sports teaming up with yahoo to share information on air and online. new york mayor michael bloomberg is putting in a bid for the financial times group. >> pope benedict is a proud owner of two shiny new custom ma
, the nikkei gained six points while the hang seng climbed 85. >>> wall street is watching for any new fiscal cliff developments. the folks at fedex will be hustling and bustling on their busiest day of the year. the shipping giant expects to make about 19 million deliveries. that's thanks to this year's double digit growth in online shopping. >>> and there will be more package to ship as shoppers snap of green monday deals. the second monday in december has gained traction on line over the past several years. >>> if you are flying home for the holidays, you better book soon. one consumer group warns air fare goes up $10 a day after the second week of december. and after the 19th, forget about it. if you want to save big, fly on christmas or new year's day. those are the cheapest to do so. >>> investors serious about getting a piece of the hostess pie must submit formal commitments by today in order to become eligible buyers. also today, u.s. and u.k. regulators will unveil the first concrete steps to end the problem of large international banks. >>> on the deal front, aig announced it is sel
, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> well, the official fiscal cliff deadline is december 31st. many on capitol hill say an agreement is needed buyer the before the end of this week. so that congress has time to vote. >>> president obama has not been sworn in for his second term yet. but the buzz in political circles has already turned to 2016. a new york times article says hillary clinton has almost limitless possibilities after she leaves her post as secretary of state. democrats across the board want her to run despite her admitted reluctance. a gallup poll shows 66% of people had a favorable opinion of clinton. >>> nelson mandela, hospitalized. what if anything, is wrong? >>> and it's unseasonably warm outside. but we have not seen any sunshine today. bob is updating your first warning forecast coming up. [ female announcer ] what would you call an ordinary breakfast pastry that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel
going on holiday and 25 days from plunging off the edge of the fiscal cliff. >>> the "new york post" photographer who took the picture of the man in the subway tracks before he was hit sits down to tell his side of the story. we'll hear from him this hour on cnn. good morning, welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. breaking new's massive earthquake in japan. it happened off the coast of japan, about 300 miles northeast of tokyo you can see on the tower cam that we are going to buildings swayed for several minutes there. let's go to alex zolbert live in tokyo what can you tell us? >> this happened friday evening b an hour and a half ago. an unnerving scene. a 7.3 magnitude earthquake. as we understand it, this came along the same fault line that triggered that massive tsunami in march of 2011. we have been watching all the local stations, trying to gather all the information we can. here's what we know at this point in terms of a tsunami. we have seen several small waves come in, about four waves. the biggest one bein
. that's the whole issue here. >> on the fiscal cliff front, no new deals or concessions made public, but "the new york times" reports the dynamic has changed. at the request of speaker boehner, senate leaders and nancy pelosi have been dismissed from the negotiating table. leaving just the speaker and the president to hammer this one out. today vice president biden is hosting middle-class families at the white house, continuing to pressure congress to strike a deal on tax rates below 250,000. yesterday, the president struck a hopeful note with a middle-income family in virginia, while maintaining a hardline on negotiations. >> the message that i think we all want to send to members of congress is, this is a sovble problem. i'm not going to sign any package that somehow prevents the top rate from going up for rate at the top 2% but i remain optimistic we can get something done for that is good for families like this one and that is good for the american economy. >> but the clock is ticking. with just two full weeks before christmas to go. joining me now from washington, the man with
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-called fiscal cliff. this news is breaking now. aids say john boehner has sent president obama a new counter offer tonight. it's apparently a response to an offer the white house made yesterday. that was one day after the president and the speaker met one on one at the white house. of course three weeks from today automatic tax hikes and spending cuts kick in if they can't come to deal. jim angle is following late developments from our washington newsroom. there have been a lot of them in just the last 30 minutes. >> i will say, shep. the clock, of course, as you indicated is clicking louder. not clear if we had real progress or just movement. president and speaker boehner did talk by phone tonight after white house offer monday and counter offer from boehner about which his office said quote we sent the white house a counter offer that would achieve tax and entitlement reform to solve our loom being debt crisis and create more miner jobs. the statement also reit raided, however, what speaker boehner and others said earlier today. listen. >> we're still waiting for the white house to identif
.c., no news at all. silence about the fiscal cliff. the president and the house speaker john boehner holding closed door meetings to work out a deal or try to. 21 days and counting away from tax hikes and spending cuts going into affect. and congress breaks for christmas on friday. here is where things stand. the president hitting the road to sell his tax plan to -- at a truck plant to workers in michigan. and there are fiscal cliff talks and on capitol hill for a single day, all was quiet. that's always bad news if you are a political reporter, shannon travis live in washington, d.c.. there are some people who say well, let's read into the silence, because that's all we're getting and it's good news. do you feel that way? >> could be potentially good news. there is this notion of not negotiating through the media. the stakes are high, puts pressure on both sides. so on? that sense, as much as we would love to know what's going on in these discussions, it might be good to take some of the pressure off. i will read a statement from house speaker john boehner's press secretary. discussions wit
of the big issues is anybody really talking about what to do with the fiscal cliff other than news conferences an the appearances on the floor and the message is there aren't really serious negotiations going back and forth just yet. the critical moments probably later in december when the pressure of the calendar is greater, tamron. >> all right. kelly o'donnell, thank you. joining us now is congressman yarmuth. about a week ago you were on with my colleague and said you were growing more pessimistic about reaching a deal before the back and forth we have seen. how do you feel right now? >> well, i'm still pretty pessimistic about a deal and optimistic to at least avoid the tax part of the cliff. i get the sense that a growing number of republicans are willing to let the senate bill come to the floor here in the house. which would get almost every democratic vote and a fair number of republican votes. as long as speaker boehner doesn't require there be a majority of his majority to pass that bill, i think we can get that done. i have a sense that's kind of a way we're moving. as t
, dropping 7.7%. 6,000 new jobs added. far better than expectations but behind that number is the fiscal cliff. if congress doesn't act jobless unemployment benefits will go from a 72 week maximum down to 27 weeks. could that force a spike in the jobless rate again for 2013? joining us is todd schoenberger of wells fargo, senior economist. i know you were not thrilled with the numbers that came out today but you also have the issue of unemployment benefits and what that does to the economy. are you worried? >> you bet i am worried. if we leap off of the fiscal cliff you are looking at a minimum of 500,000 jobs eliminated and i am not talking low-wage jobs. i am talking about high five digit to six digit jobs. that will impact the overall economy. not just in the united states, also the global economy. you have to start looking at multinationals that trade on wall street. cheryl: some on the democratic side say they want to see unemployment extended for 200013. they argue it will hurt the economy if we don't extend unemployment. do you agree with that assumption? >> i don't think that is
speaker john boehner and senate majority leader harry reid on the fiscal cliff standoff. "the new york times" reporting gop leaders are considering extending tax cuts for the fiscal class to avert the fiscal cliff but if that is the case republicans are staying very tight lipped about it. joining me is senator ben carden from maryland a member of the budget committee and the committee on finance. good to have you here and you have said one thing you want from these talks is to show the markets and to show leaders, that leaders have the situation under control there, in your estimation, how would you say that's going so far? >> well predictability is very important. i think the first step is exactly what leader reid said. if we can get predictability on the taxable income below $250,000, everyone knows that's under current rates and also give us the additional revenue we need on that income above $250,000, it shows us that we are moving towards a balanced way to deal with the fiscal cliff. it would be an incredible lift, i think, to confidence in the markets. >> so with raising revenue
, cbs news, washington. >>> the official fiscal cliff deadline is december 31. but many on capitol hill say that an agreement is needed before the end of this week so congress has enough time to vote. >>> well, the supreme court issued a ruling today in the case of a federal worker alleging sex and age discrimination. it is the case of carolyn clubner, a former labor department worker who was fired in 200056789 the high court -- 2005. the high court ruled she could take her case to federal district court. initially she was told she could not do that. but now the supreme court has reversed that decision. >>> a northern virginia lawmaker has become the first black person to chair the state democratic party. the state party's ruling central committee unanimously selected delegate charniele harring for the post. she's serving a third term in the statehouse representing alexandria. brian moran decided not to seek another term after last month's election. >>> d.c. investigators say they know who shot and killed a woman getting on a metro bus over the weekend. and they're looking for the suspe
respond said fiscal cliff, that sounds like something i probably studied in school. no. this is new. this is something that they've just fresh baked up for us. >> brian: this generation made it up! >> gretchen: they'll be paying for it. >> steve: for a long, long time. our children and children's children, consider the amount of dent this president has run up. this could be good news. the president of the united states did speak with speaker boehner yesterday on the phone. we know nothing about the call except they talked on the phone. we do know that the last offer, the counteroffer was made by the republicans. they're waiting for the white house. the white house at the same time says come on, we don't have another counteroffer because your last offer was a stinker. you, republicans, need to come up with a new one. >> gretchen: the thing is, they're playing hard ball right now. the white house has sent out tim geithner, the treasury secretary, instead of the president actually, to lead the negotiations and when he was asked yesterday in an interview, tim geithner, that is, whether
that will surprise you. >> what is the fiscal cliff? >> honestly, we're from new mexico just helping out here to clean. >> no idea. >> cliff? >> how tall is it? >> i don't know. no idea. >> where is it? >> can i go? >> bad news. it's bad news. fiscal cliff, end of the world apparently. >> is it a dangerous cliff? >> it seems to be. >> how do you feel about it? >> i'm a middle class woman what, do you think? >> the economy pew. >> is embarrassing. >> that's what they're paid for. >> what's going to happen if they don't? >> we're going to lose some money. [ laughter ] >> it reminds me of like something i probably learned about in school. but i'm going to guess some type of cliff, like mount avalanche cliff. >> how tall is it? >> i'd say at least like 370 some feet. [ laughter ] >> steve: very nice. >> gretchen: how about $16 trillion? >> we heard 70 different responses. we took the cliff bars out and said, is it this? is this the fiscal cliff? some people said, oh, yeah, it is. another guy said t sounds like something really gross you might eat. another person said it sounds like a movie, the f
and in perfect news but the truth is consumer confidence and the fiscal cliff talk could say have something to do with all of it. >> no doubt about it new survey out from reuters, michigan in early december we saw consumer sentiment drop to the lowest level that we have seen since august. that suggests, according to analysts that the increased taxes they are expecting from this fiscal crisis is weighing on consumer spending right now. the other side of this though, of course, is vice president biden went to a diner today to talk to some middle class folks and he basically said he has been talking to business leaders to say the converse of this is if there is a fiscal deal business leaders tell him the economy will be unleashed. take a listen. >> the upside is even bigger than the downside. they are ready to move they have well over a trillion dollars out there continue to vest if they think that the economy is going to move. >> and i have been talking to officials in both pears who say that has been the most surprising thing to leaders in washington here in private is that the markets have remain
. let's bring in the panel. on the fiscal cliff. judge andrew napolitano. fox news senior judicial analyst. juan williams, columnist with tannehill. byron york from the "washington examiner." judge, what do you make of this? we had back and forth and we talk about this every day. every day there are developments. >> the president insistence on raising tax rate is reprehensible and violates economics 101. raising tax rates will not necessarily produce more revenue. the president is more interested to punish the rich and perceived reward for base. doesn't put more money in the federal treasury. the republicans give in to this in spirit of compromise, i respect alan simpson. but this is a time for the republicans to say no to spending no, borrowing. no to taxes. do you any any republicans sent to congress to facilitate the president spending to us oblivion? they no. or they will be sent home. >> president feels like he was elected on a campaign where he mentioned on the stump many times, raising tax rates. >> i understand that. >> but under our system the congress writes the law and p
gets to the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: mr. obama's new proposal lowered his request for tax revenue from $1.6 trillion in ten years to $1.4 trillion.trillion on tuesday the white house threw corporate tax reform into the mix, adding it to the already agreed upon push next year for reform of individual tax rates.dismisse boehner's described it as unrealistic and said the tax revenue was "a red herring." the top senate democrat doubted a fiscal cliff deal would be l cli wrapped in time for christmas. >> i think it's going to be extremely difficult to get it done before christmas. >> reporter: speaker boehner is meeting at this hour with house republicans. despite all the gloom the president said he remains confident a fiscal cliff deal will get done. charlie and norah? >> major garrett thank you. nancy pelosi leads the democratseads in the house of representatives. we're pleased to have her with this m us.good good morning. >> good morning. >> where are these negotiations? when they were bargaining over the grand bargain you gave the the president and your caucus did
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the fiscal cliff. some sharp new words from president obama this morning in his weekly address. >> if we're serious about reducing our deficit, while still investing in things like education and research that are important to growing our economy, and if we're serious about protecting middle class families, we're also going to have to ask the wealthiest americans to pay higher tax rates. that's one wrins pal i won't compromise on. >> good saturday morning to you, mike. >> hi, alex. >> let's talk about the time line. is there a realistic one in which this can all get done by the beginning of the year? >> i think there is, alex. i think people know the parameters of the year. it's just can they get there, do they have the political will to get there. more importantly, alex, do they have the votes to get there in the house of representatives. you heard the president. he says no compromise on this issue of raising taxes for the wealthy. there's one glimmer of hope, how much to hike taxes. as you know, clinton tax rates for wealthiest americans were 39.6%. that's what's going to happen at the
tonight it really isn't. >> time is running out to keep the u.s. economy from going off the fiscal cliff in the new year. in fact, most experts believe a framework deal must be reac reached this week, most likely by thursday to give the house, ways and means and the senate finance committee several days to work the deal to legislative language. since it will be complex, likely to increase re-knew and cut entitlement spending if the lawmakers want a cost estimate with nonpartisan numbers from the congressional budget office, it would require several more days. the house g.o.p. requires that the bill be posted for parts of three days which means early next week in order for votes by the end of next week. veterans of past capital hill battles note the whip operation convincing lawmakers to vote for the legislation they barely seen will be critical. >> likely that both sides, the president and the speaker are going to have to twist arms, they are going to have to call people. they are going, you know, do anything they can to push a deal over the line. >> with christmas eve in two weeks, the
meeting on the fiscal cliff crisis and the new point of views some are now expenses. runders -- renters may be dealt with by san francisco landlords. they would have to find out if it is option until. if passed it will move tonight full board.$♪. >> legislative leaders are holding a vigil to protect funding for a job center in west oakland. they say jobs and unemployment is key to is keeping few vince town because of an opposition to put up and they are expected to track that is -- thousands of dollars. >>> they could decide to cut the amount of medical marijuana a patient can have. supervisors will consider a proposal to scrap guidelines to allow medical marijuana to have more than 30 plants. the new proposal will allow to the state limit of 6 mature plant and eight. >>> they are holding one more community meeting in their search for a new pell chief. police chief chris march is at the south side center on coddle road. >>> you can expect peer clay enclosures over the next six month. they are necessary including painting and replacing crash cushions. they are scheduled to open it traf
. >>> top of the hour. i'm don lemon. we're going to begin with breaking news on the fiscal cliff talks. president obama, house speaker john boehner met face-to-face at the white house today to try to prevent the fiscal cliff now just 23 days away. we don't have any details on their conversations, but reps for both sides say the lines of communication remain open. meanwhile, at least four republican senators now support a tax hike on wealthy americans. here is senator tom coburn of oklahoma. >> the fact is we're spending money that we don't have on things we don't absolutely need, and there's no grown-ups in washington that will say time-out, stop the politics, let's have a compromise rather than continue to play the game through the press and hurt the country. >> more on this story in just a few minutes with our senior political analyst, david gergen. >>> a half million dollars, that's the bond set today by a judge near dallas for cowboys nose tackle josh brent. he was behind the wheel in a car accident this weekend that killed teammate jerry brown, jr. police believe brent was drunk w
] >> stephanie: the obama lies crack. fiscal cliff -- [ "world news tonight" ] whatever. fiscal negotiations -- they're not really negotiations. >> they're just kind of screaming at each other. >> laws saying how women can't date postal workers it just dates out that way. >> stephanie: the fiscal worker cliff clavin is upon us. >> i don't want to do it. the president doesn't want to do it but we need to solve the problem. we cannot allow the reckless position to drive this economy into another recession. a recession which the republicans will own. >> stephanie: by the way, you can tell they're still just playing politics with this. representative john duncan, republican of tennessee said why they're refusing to give in on the tax cuts. he won't vote to extend tax cuts to 98% of americans because doing so would give control to the democrats. it is not about what's best for the american people. it is about what's best for the republican party. >> i think they should go with that suicidal idea that jim o'reilly was
we may go over the so-called fiscal cliff? >> there's a lot of news reports on consumers holding back, but it's not clear it to me that that's more than finding a story and finding your anecdote. >> are you accusing the media of -- >> i'm making an observation and i'm going to by the ipad but i'm worried about the fiscal cliff so i'm buying the mini. that's about the extent of consumer concern. consumers are worried about jobs and general economic conditions insofar as washington is perceived as a impediment to that, which is clearly is perceived as, then people are concerned. i don't think you have nearly a one-to-one connection. the consumer sentiment is a pretty weird gauge which they ask how you feel, and that went down today. if you have constant 24/7 coverage about going off a fiscal cliff, you have to expect people to be concerned. >> my understanding with regards to consumer sentiment is that it varies widely depending on how much money you make. >> it varies based on the news cycle. there's two things. the constant is how much money you make, meaning how much you lose your jo
not escaped your attention that the mantra "fiscal cliff, fiscal cliff, fiscal cliff" is played out every night on the evening news and the corporate news. what does that say to you? that you'd get "fiscal cliff, fiscal cliff," but not "job crisis, job crisis, job crisis"? >> it tells me, quite frankly, that many of these people, who by the way did not have much to say about the deficit when we went to war in iraq and afghanistan and didn't pay for it, i didn't hear from any people in the media complaining about that. what it tells me is that behind the corporate drive for deficit reduction is a significant effort to try to cut social security, medicare, and medicaid and other programs that working families need, not so much because of deficit reduction, because this has been the agenda of republicans and right wingers for a very long time. >> so how do you see this fiscal debate playing out in the next couple of weeks? >> we have, those of us who say that deficit reduction is a serious issue, i believe it is. but believe very strongly that at a time when we have the most unequal distribu
in person to play the fiscal cliff version of let's make a deal. that is all ahead when kron 4 news continues. [ female announcer ] for those who love sweets, your season is here. let's just call it the baking time of year. you need special ingredients. you need the staples. that's a given. you need safeway sugar for just $1.97. and that magic thing that makes everyone want another -- only $2.99 for challenge butter. and when hands get messy, quite surely they'll say, "yum! wow! yay! what a sweeter holiday." safeway. ingredients for life. ♪ in a world where ♪ there is so much to see ♪ there's still no other place ♪ that i would rather, rather ♪ rather, rather be ♪ [ male announcer ] dip into sabra hummus and discover a little taste of the world. enjoy sabra dips. adventure awaits. >>> port of oakland employees voted to ratify a contract agreement reached last month. this is video from the strike. the agreement includes a cost of living raise over the next two years and a signing bonus. they have been bargaining since june of 2011. >>> gas prices continue to drop. the ave
is holding firm in the face of sandy, in the face of fiscal cliff concerns, so that's good news. >> so if you look at one of the things that struck us obviously the one negative number is construction, doeses that bounce back in a way that's maybe overdone because of what ends up being a sandy effect to the positive? >> yeah. so i suspect the construction employment numbers will get if not revised up, we'll see much stronger numbers going forward. just simply because of the reconstruction related to the storm. my guess is some of those big retail employment gains you referred to, those where we'll see some downward revisions in the data where we'll see some weakness. leisure and hospitality type jobs would be affected by the storm and i'm not sure anyone else is picking that up. >> a year ago 8.7%. now 7.7% a. year from now are we going to be below 7%? >> you know, i don't think so. it's very surprising we dropped a whole point in a year given the economy's growth race. we're going 2%, 2.5%. a year ago i never thought we'd drop a full point in unemployment. my guess is a year from now we'll b
, cbs news, the white house. >> the fiscal cliff is also the topic for discussion on "face the nation." that starts at 8:30 a.m. on cbs 5. >>> now, what may be a boost for american businesses, a brisk holiday shopping season and it's under way now. fedex is gearing up for its busiest day of the year. a record 19 million packages are expected to be shipped tomorrow. that's more than double the amount handled in a typical day. fedex says most of the increase in shipments is because of a big jump in online holiday orders. >>> another holiday tradition, red kettles and salvation army bell ringers. >> both at the center of a controversy at uc berkeley. cal students are calling for a ban of the salvation army on campus, after allegations of being insensitive to lesbians and transgenders surfaced online. student leaders passed a billow posing the organization. university officials are considering a campus-wide ban of the group. the salvation army denies all of those allegations in recent statements. >>> funeral services are being held this weekend for two teenage girls shot to death in east
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